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T.Alwar and Mani

From: M K Sudarshan (sudarsan_at_batelco.com.bh)
Date: Wed Jan 08 1997 - 22:59:56 PST

Perhaps we should restrain ourselves in our emotions.

I think, personally, the "brahmins" of Perum-puliyur are an exemplary set of
'bhAgavatAs' and I wish we had several more like them amongst our community
in India ( I can't talk about the US ) !!

They had the humility to realize their mistake (too much emphasis on
'sAdhAraNa-dhrmA' !!) and atone for it to the Alwar by even prostrating at
his feet !!

How many would have had the moral courage (sense of "visEsha-dharmA"!!) to
do that!?

The incident serves not only to portray the greatness of the Alwar but I
think more importantly it serves as a great reminder of how true "brahmins"
-- of whatever jAthi -- conduct themselves !!

Let's look at it that way, please, dear 'bhAgavatOttamA-s'.

I humbly request that there be no "walk-outs" from this "bhakti-list".
Everyone's views are so interesting to be heard and especially Sri.Murali
Rangaswamy's. Let him not deprive us all of his fine thoughts and experiences.

"Walk-outs" are only done in the Indian Lok Sabha !! Can't we all be please
a little more "democratic" without getting personally offended !!

Please, please, please let's all cool down !!

sudarshan